Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

Note Temporary Location for Oct. 13 Electronic Recycling 

Due to construction in the City’s Public Works Storage Yard, the Oct. 13 Electronic Recycling drop-off will take place in Commuter Lot 9, located near the intersection of Carlton and Liberty Drive, from 9 a.m. to noon. This collection will be for electronics only. No cooking oil, scrap metal or fluorescent tube bulbs can be collected at this location. Please note that there is a charge to recycle TVs and monitors.  

Firefighter Fill the Boot

Help the Fire Department Fill the Boot

The Wheaton Fire Department will be helping support the Muscular Dystrophy Association's "Fill the Boot" campaign from 7-9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12 and 19 in two Wheaton locations. Wheaton Fire Department members will be volunteering their time at the intersections of Blanchard & 22nd and Harrison & Gary Avenue on these three dates.?For more information about the Fill the Boot campaign, visit?www.firefighters.mda.org.? 

Temporary Road Closure for Hale Street 

Due to underground utility work to replace century-old sanitary service lines and water main, Hale Street is temporarily closed to both parking and traffic from dawn until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weather permitting, the work is expected to take two weeks to complete.  

Get Ready for Make a Difference Day  

Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission encourages you to get involved in Make a Difference Day in Wheaton, which is Saturday, Oct. 27. Activities supporting Make a Difference Day are already starting, with the first Food for Films tomorrow, Oct. 11. Donations of healthy, non-perishable food items will earn you a free same-day ticket to a movie at Studio Movie Grill, with food donated to People’s Resource Center. Read about this, plus the Stuff-a-Truck Food Drive, food donations to forgive library fines and more at www.wheaton.il.us/madd.  

Discourage Coyotes and Protect Pets 

Do not?feed or provide water for coyotes or other wildlife. This practice abnormally attracts coyotes and promotes increased numbers of rodents, birds and other creatures that can provide major portions of the coyote’s natural diet. Feeding wild animals such as coyotes and feral cats violates City Code, and violators can face fines. Please do your part to make sure wild animals such as coyotes are not fed - either intentionally or unintentionally. 

In addition, please do not allow small pets to run free at any time. They are easy prey. Fences do not guarantee your pet's safety. Always attend to small pets outdoors. For more information on discouraging coyotes from your area, see the City’s website at www.wheaton.il.us/coyote.  

Library Concert This Sunday 

At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Wheaton Public Library will host Girls Like Us – It’s My Party, an all-female trio that celebrates the ladies of the ‘60s: Leslie Gore, Mary Wells, the Supremes, and more! Seated first come, first served. No registration required.  

Park District Octoberfest, Danada Fall Fest and More This Weekend 

The Wheaton Park District’s Octoberfest in Memorial Park, the French Market and the Danada Fall Festival are just a few events happening in Wheaton this weekend. See the City’s calendar for these and other upcoming fall events.   

Library Hosting First-Ever Maker Day 

Wheaton Public Library will hold its first Maker Day for all ages on Oct. 20 from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate the Maker Movement, which embraces innovation, creativity, and learning. There will be maker stations throughout the library and will include hands-on demonstrations, make-it take-it, and presentations that relate to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics). This all-ages event is free and no registration is required. 

Nicor device installed

Nicor Installing Devices on Gas Meters 

Starting next week, Nicor Gas will be installing small, two-way communication devices on existing natural gas meters throughout Wheaton. These two-way communication devices feature state-of-the-art technology that will automate the meter reading process by collecting natural gas usage information and securely sending it to Nicor Gas. Please note, meters will not be replaced. 

Nicor Gas and contractor Grid One Solutions will install the devices. All crews will be wearing appropriate identification and the device installation will take 10-15 minutes for most residential or regular-sized meters and may take up to 30 minutes on large commercial or rotary meters. If Nicor can safely access a customer’s natural gas meter, they do not need to be present for the installation. If a customer has an indoor meter, they will be contacted to schedule an appointment. For more information, please visit www.nicor.com or call 888.642.6748. 

How to Report Vehicle Damage  

Roosevelt Road and Main Street in Wheaton are both being resurfaced by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). If your vehicle has experienced damage while work was being completed,?the City of Wheaton can assist you in reporting this to the State. Please email?engineering@wheaton.il.us or call 630.260.2065 for more information. 

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Upcoming Meetings

Housing Commission Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W Wesley Street 

Liquor Control Commission Meeting 

Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W Wesley Street 
Council Chambers 

City Council Meeting 

Monday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W Wesley Street 
Council Chambers 

Library Board Meeting 

Monday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. 
Wheaton Public Library 
225 N Cross Street 

Historic Commission Meeting 

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W Wesley Street 

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